5.6 earthquake hits Indonesia

2012-12-28 22:01

London - A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Indonesia, off the island of Sulawesi, the US Geological Survey said.

It struck at a depth of 102km, 90km south of Gorontalo, at 01:32 on Saturday (17:32 GMT on Friday). There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property.

Also on Friday, a smaller 4.8 magnitude tremor struck off the east coast of Japan at a depth of 17.2km.

The area is on the Ring of Fire where movements in the Earth's crust causes earthquakes as pressure is released from tectonic plates.

  • womba.wonder - 2012-12-28 23:20

    A 5.6 at over 100km deep is a barely-discernable earth tremor.

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